Steady Growth in Difficult Times
For more than 28 years, the Lord has blessed and guided Mukhanyo Theological College! Therefore Mukhanyo’s 2021 annual report (just released) starts by thanking the Lord for enabling the College to continue mentoring church leaders and other Christians for faithful ministry in southern Africa and enabling a continuation and even an acceleration of its growth trajectory.
Challenges include the recent pandemic, disruptions in the Durban region, and a marginal decrease in donations. But Mukhanyo was still able to show significant progress in several fields:
Registration is now open for the second semester of 2022, with classes starting on 19 July 2022. The Principal, Dr Brian DeVries, expects further growth in student numbers in all centres and all programmes in the next year, with the pandemic and other recent challenges now mostly behind us. He is also guiding the team to realise continued improvement in academic quality and material development, as well as considerable growth in distance education and the expansion of technology for teaching and learning support systems.
Financially speaking, 2021 was a difficult year. Regardless of steps taken to economise, the audited figures of Mukhanyo’s five campuses and centres showed a deficit of approximately R721 000. However, this was thankfully covered by the surplus from cost-cutting in 2020. The deficit was mainly due to an increase in remuneration to staff. Income decreased marginally, especially from Africa, so bursary assistance to needy students had to be cut from R894 000 in 2020 to R783 000 in 2021.
Do you want to partner with Mukhanyo by supporting one of the several areas of financial need? You can now give online at https://www.mukhanyo.ac.za/donate.html.